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Ben Mankiewicz made it official Thursday — the 2020 TCM Film Festival has been cancelled. The prime time host of the classic film channel told viewers who had purchased tickets to the Los Angeles-based event — scheduled for April 16-19 — that they would would automatically get a 100 per cent refund. Sad for film

This week, Disney announced that their much anticipated new streaming service, Disney Plus, will launch in November in the United States. It’s priced to entice even the most ardent Netflix supporter, with the entire suite of Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN all bundled at US$12.99. Disney aims to be consumers’ top choice as viewers continue

Turner Classic Movies almost never takes part in the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tours. I’m always a little disappointed about this, because it is one of my favourite channels. Around ten years ago, TCM cracked open the vault and hosted an evening event outdoors at the Beverly Hilton. They brought a few movie stars from

A friend of mine who tends to joke about these things, emailed to say he was afraid to visit his mother-in-law “Endora” over the Christmas holidays. “Was worried that Doctor Bombay wouldn’t be around to turn me back into me at some point.” Just another reminder of all the people we grew up with on

Nineteen Seventy-four was a pretty cool year to be 17. Bobby Hull was setting a record pace in goal  scoring in the WHA. Girls wore bras that did up in the front. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder were making the laugh-out-loud funniest movies of the past 5o years. Both “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” came out

This week CHML’s Scott Thompson suggests people are mad as hell about this “Skinny Basic” subterfuge. Get a digital antenna, I suggest again. It’s a low, one-time cost and zero-a-month for more channels than is being offered on the skinny basic cable/satellite provider plans. Are people, however, really surprised by the basic bait and switch? Seems

I have a confession to make. The channel I write about the least is the one I watch the most: Turner Classic Movies. I’m so into classic film that I have a basement full of 16mm movies. TCM threds my projector these days, providing clean, perfect prints of rarely seem gems. That’s been their shtick